MONDAY, JANUARY 7: Statement from Shadow Minister of Tourism, Mr. Wayne Furbert, JP, MP:

"The PLP Government terminated the agreement with the development company of the St George's property as a result of their failure to commence the development of the property within the time frame outlined in the agreement.” 

"It was the PLP Government’s desire to have a hotel in St George's. We were strongly committed to such a degree that we commissioned a report which showed the cost implications and possible revenue for a 5 Star Convention and Leisure Hotel on that site. It was our plan to hit the road running early in 2013 to meet developers and give a presentation. The presentation is at the Ministry of Tourism and we hope that Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell uses it to move things ahead.”